Updated 17 Jun 2022, 5:17 pm
Media Resource Centre (Media Working Group on Climate Change, Manipur), in association with Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, conducted a pre-media fellowship meeting on Climate Change Reporting 2021-2022 at the conference hall of the directorate, Porompat, Imphal East on Friday.
The programme was attended by all the applicants of the said media fellowship.
The meeting was held as a step to screen the applicants of the fellowship programme. During the meeting the applicants shared about their reason for applying for the fellowship, ideas on climate change, experience and methodology to be used in their news reporting if the fellowship application is being selected.
Members of Media Resource Centre also briefed about the theme of coming media fellowship reporting called “Climate Resilient Land Resource Management in Manipur State”.
All the members of the Media Resource Centre which included editor of Imphal Free Press, Irengbam Arun; editor of FPSJ Review Pradip Phanjoubam; environmentalist Salam Rajesh; editor of Sangai Express Khogendro Khomdram and journalist Sobhapati Samom attended the event.
Joint Director of Environment and Climate Change T Brajakumar Singh, while presenting the opening remark of the meeting, said that the role of media is immense in combating climate change issues. The first and foremost way to control climate change is to educate people about its causes and consequences. Considering media as one of the important tools to make people aware about this global phenomenon, the fellowship program was started in 2018, he informed.
While stating about the significance of the media in dealing with any social issues of the state, he expressed his expectation that media persons would surely extend in addressing the climate change issue. He assured of extending possible support to the media in doing yeoman service on climate change related issues.
Other officials of the said directorate also attended the function.
First published:17 Jun 2022, 5:17 pm
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